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Elvis, vintage cars turn Modesto A&W into local hotspot

Where in the Central Valley can you find five Elvis impersonators, vintage cars, and a root beer float made from root beer brewed daily? The A&W Drive in in Modesto.

March 26, 2014 | ELIZABETH ARAKELIAN / The 209 | LIVING IN 209


BURGERS & SHAKES

Burgers, fries and shakes – can you get more American than that? Not at the Sno-White Drive-In in Modesto.

March 26, 2014 | By ELIZABETH ARAKELIAN 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Manteca moments frozen in time

Foster's Freeze in Manteca has a 54-year history, but the presence of a drive-through restaurant at the corner of Yosemite and Walnut avenues dates back to the 1930s.

March 26, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | LIVING IN 209


Daffodil Hill: A golden opportunity to see Mother Nature at her best

In a remote place called Volcano in the Sierra foothills, Mother Nature every year magically lays out a thick carpet of golden yellow made even more vivid by spring's solid sunshine.

March 14, 2014 | By ROSE ALBANO RISSO 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Turlock parks: Spring necessity

Spring has sprung – well, not exactly but it sure feels like it. As locals head outside to enjoy the pleasant weather and put their concerns about the ongoing drought in California to the back of their minds, the outdoor parks are an excellent place to ring in the new season.

March 14, 2014 | By ELIZABETH ARAKELIAN 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


This time of the year, Yosemite a crapshoot

It's a hit-or-miss proposition.

March 14, 2014 | By JASON CAMPBELL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


500 acres of fun

While many children enjoy playing in the backyard as the weather warms up, the City of Modesto offers locals a slightly more unique outdoor experience: 500 acres along the Tuolumne River.

March 14, 2014 | By ELIZABETH ARAKELIAN 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Higher Learning

RIPON – Ripon Christian Schools has consistently sent 98 percent of its graduates on to college – a record that has continued into the 21st century.

March 07, 2014 | By GLENN KAHL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Turlock Christian has been Bennett’s home for 14 years

TURLOCK - Not everyone who goes to a Christian school is Christian.

March 07, 2014 | By ELIZABETH ARAKELIAN 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Waterford found hoops & theology in Modesto

MODESTO – There it was right there practically in his backyard.

March 07, 2014 | By JASON CAMPBELL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Central Catholic principal aims for student success

MODESTO - When Melissa Besseling came to Central Catholic High School in 1996 as a mid-year replacement math teacher, she did not anticipate that she would become principal.

March 07, 2014 | By ELIZABETH ARAKELIAN 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Healing Hands

For as long as she can remember, Kathy Rich has been good with her hands.

February 28, 2014 | James Burns | LIVING IN 209


Prepare to be pampered at Natural Path Wellness Center

RIPON – Ripon veterinarian Ann Scearce stops by once every four weeks for facials with aesthetician Edy Fowler.

February 28, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | LIVING IN 209


Spa of Turlock relaxing escape

Locals looking for a calming reprieve from the stress of daily life won't need to look far as The Spa of Turlock has all of the offerings of a quiet oasis.

February 28, 2014 | ELIZABETH ARAKELIAN / The 209 | LIVING IN 209


Modesto spa ‘heavenly’ experience

Upon entering The Heavenly Spa in Modesto, clients may be surprised that the relaxing environment is actually a popular hotspot for locals.

February 28, 2014 | ELIZABETH ARAKELIAN / The 209 | LIVING IN 209


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209 HANGOUTS

So you need a place to relax and do some work?

October 21, 2016 | Jason Campbell | LIVING IN 209


Turkish coffeehouse in Turlock serves as 2ndhome for customers

After opening earlier this year, Cafe Rome in downtown Turlock not only provides the community with a place to get a taste of Middle Eastern ...

October 21, 2016 | BY ALYSSON AREDAS 209 Living | LIVING IN 209


ALMOND BLOSSOM TOWN’S HANGOUT

The Ripon Café – formerly known as Jake's Coffee Shop – in the Schemper's Shopping Center at the corner of Main Street and Wilma Avenue ...

October 21, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | LIVING IN 209


Dell’Osso Farms is 209’s big Halloween season attraction

What is orange, round and 10 feet in diameter that can get a 60-year-old farmer that's 6-foot-2 and 205 pounds and arguably the biggest ...

October 14, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


Plenty of haunts in Modesto for Halloween fun

MODESTO – So you've got your costume picked out and you're certain that it's going to wow the crowd.

October 14, 2016 | Jason Campbell | LIVING IN 209


Manteca’s ‘haunted’ houses

So you can't get out of town for Halloween to some of the larger parties that are going on elsewhere.

October 14, 2016 | Jason Campbell | LIVING IN 209


Manteca Halloween events

Two longstanding Manteca Halloween traditions - Downtown Safe Halloween and the Boys & Girls Club carnival and haunted house - are Saturday, Oct. 22.

October 14, 2016 | Dave Campbell | LIVING IN 209


Unplugging in Humboldt & Shasta

I recently took a week off and went relatively unplugged. For a few days I was out of cell range and without electricity or running ...

October 14, 2016 | Dave Campbell | LIVING IN 209


OCEAN BEACH TO GOLDEN GATE

My favorite place in Sn Francisco - save the Chocolate Heaven store at Pier 39 that has killer truffles for $4.95 apiece - is Lands End.

October 07, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


ONE STOP SALON IN TURLOCK

Although one of the city's newer salons, LUX Lounge in downtown Turlock is already making a name for itself as a business that offers ...

October 07, 2016 | BY ALYSSON AREDAS 209 Staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Ripon’s path to wellness for mind & body

Ripon Wellness Center offers a path to wellness eliminating anxiety from the mind and body in the process of therapeutic massage as will be exemplified ...

October 07, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | LIVING IN 209


PAMPERING YOURSELF IN MANTECA

Sometimes you just need a break.

October 07, 2016 | Jason Campbell | LIVING IN 209


Plenty of day spa options for Stockton pampering

Jessica Arnaiz received some much-needed pampering.

October 07, 2016 | Vince Rembulat | LIVING IN 209


Looking for pampering in Modesto? Here are 3 options

MODESTO - So it's been a long week and you're needing a little bit of tender loving care.

October 07, 2016 | Jason Campbell | LIVING IN 209


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